#ThursdayThoughts: I miss art. I stopped drawing & painting my 1st year of college bc I was too busy w school & work, & have been too busy ever since. Still have a few pieces left. Perhaps in my old age I'll get to return to it.🎨
In 2012, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher made an investment in a privately-held company called ISI Life Sciences, Inc. Rohrabacher does not have a background in biotech and prior to this investment, Rohrabacher hadn't reported any investments in privately-held companies.
Rohrabacher's investment was less than $1,000. For an investment of this size, Rohrabacher was not required to report the transaction on his financial disclosures.
2/"Simpson’s lawyer, Joshua Levy, said the committees’ investigation is a partisan attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. He compared it to Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist hearings in the 1950s.
“Rather than participate any further in
3/"this charade, Mr. Simpson today stood on his constitutional rights,” Levy wrote. Levy also criticized the committee for forcing Simpson to come in even though he had said he wouldn’t testify. Simpson has already cooperated with three congressional investigations into Russian
"Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew"
And THIS is why the Dems are being blamed for all of this. Looking forward to having this @GOP conspiracy nonsense overwith. Cuz, wow! #ThursdayThoughts#VoteBlue nyti.ms/2QWJIH1
2/"Senate Democrats struck a deal last week with Republicans that saw the quick confirmation of 15 more conservative judges in exchange for a rapid flight to the campaign trail. Liberal activists were infuriated, but after the brutally divisive fight to confirm
3/"Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, the agreement held out a promise of peace. “I would like to have the future mending things,” declared the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa. On Wednesday, at Mr. Grassley’s instruction, the
2/"Hillary Clinton has been on a bit of a media tear the past few weeks, holding forth on both the personal and the political — and making clear that someone needs to perform an intervention before she further complicates life for her fellow Democrats. In these furious, final
3/"days before the midterms, Democratic candidates need to be laser focused on their message to voters. They need to be talking health care and jobs and other issues of intense, personal concern to their electorate. They do not need to be talking about impeachment, or about the
2/"Altogether, Indiana cancelled the registrations of a mind-boggling 469,000 voters, the majority using suspect methods. The problems, say our experts, go way beyond the violation of the federal court order.
3/"A name-by-name analysis indicates the vast majority of the nearly half million purged remain Indiana residents who should not have lost their rights.."
2/In a letter to Nixon, while sitting on a plane, Elvis wrote: "“I am Elvis Presley and admire you and Have Great Respect for your office,” he wrote in a childish chicken scratch on the first of six sheets of American Airlines stationery. “I talked to Vice President Agnew in
3/"Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country.” Elvis’s concerns paralleled the president’s (“The Drug Culture, The Hippie Elements, The SDS, Black Panther, etc.”), and the King boasted of his expertise: “I have done an in-depth study of Drug Abuse and
2/"Eons ago, I spent some time writing copy for those fliers that show up in your mailbox around Election Day. My fellow consultants and I would often debate how far we could go in making negative claims about opponents. The standard was usually that if something was literally
3/"true, you could probably get away with it, even if it was misleading. You could get away with saying “Congressman Smith voted to let cannibals out on parole!” even if the cannibal parole provision was buried in a thousand-page appropriation bill. As long as he voted for it,
2/"It isn’t often you get to watch an election being stolen in real time, but that might be what is happening right now in Georgia. When it comes to the nationwide, comprehensive, carefully planned Republican effort to suppress the votes of people who are likely to vote
3/"Democratic, particularly racial minorities, there is a menu of techniques Republicans employ — voter ID laws, voter purges, limiting early voting, closing polling places in heavily minority neighborhoods, and racial and partisan gerrymandering.
TBC: the context of the "dejected" statement by @fred_guttenberg was that after Kavanaugh, the Republicans are banging the "Democrats are an angry mob" drum, the purpose of which seems to be to keep women from speaking out. Fuck that! Here's a shot of the #MarchForTruth, Seattle.
#ThursdayThoughts The constant focus & criticism on #RodRosenstein is DUMB. Rod wasnt involved in:
•Clinton MYE coverups/crimes
•Dossier, bullshit Russia narrative
•Weiner laptop lies
•Spying on campaign
•Legitimizing Clinton while targeting Trump
@FoxNews media pundits have found their scapegoat while completely ignoring REAL corrupt, criminal govt officials responsible EVERYTHING. The obsession w/ Carter Page FISA, who wasnt even on campaign, while ignoring all events that took place in 2016 (Rod wasnt involved)... DUMB.
What people are mad about is they arent getting their💥BOOMS💥validated fast enough (which I agree is fucking maddening). Instead of focusing on events/people ACTUALLY INVOLVED in 2015/2016, who've resigned, retired or fired, & connecting all the dots to expose the bigger picture
USA Today published an OpEd by Trump yesterday. WaPo fact checker says almost every sentence is a lie.
Here are the facts:
👉The Trump admin is arguing in court to end protections for Americans with pre existing conditions. If they win, millions will lose health insurance.
👉GOP supports privatizing Medicare and starving of funds over time. Trump’s corp tax cut includes provisions that deplete Medicare’s revenue system.
👉Dems propose expanding medicare benefits for Seniors. Some propose a Medicare-For-All plan for seniors and non seniors alike.
The GOP can’t run on their #GOPTaxScam because it’s wildly unpopular.
They can’t run on healthcare because their plans would steal healthcare from millions of Americans.
All they can do is lie.
The truth is, you can’t afford for the GOP to win.
Take your stand. #BeAVoter
You may not need a 50 page business plan but you need to have a PLAN that outlines your business model, your value proposition & method of reward for yourself and those the support your business. #EntrepreneurLIFE
2. Don't spending unnecessarily
If you are going to make it rain, make sure you have seed planted in the field.
You'll want to make more than you spend. Plan your spending just as much as you plan your income.
3. Stop trying to do everything yourself.
There is so much you can do on your own - learn to delegate.
Do what you are great at and delegate the rest to others who are better than you at what you are not great at.
Delegate and you'll get further than you can on your own.
2/"On the road again, and full of indignation about, or perhaps admiration for, what he called “made-up” and “fabricated” Democratic accusations during the recent judicial confirmation turmoil, America’s feral president swerved into a denunciation of a nonexistent bill —
3/"“It’s called ‘the open borders bill’ ” — that, he thundered, “every single Democrat” in the Senate has “signed up for.” Now, before you wax indignant, if you still bother to, about such breezy indifference to reality, you must remember this: President Trump is guilty of much,
2/"The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered an operation to lure Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia from his home in Virginia and then detain him, according to U.S. intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials discussing the plan.
3/"The intelligence, described by U.S. officials familiar with it, is another piece of evidence implicating the Saudi regime in Khashoggi’s disappearance last week after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials say that a Saudi security team lay in wait for
2/"The countdown to the Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh is underway. A limited FBI investigation into sexual assault claims against the federal judge is done. The agency’s report was sent to the White House on Wednesday, and lawmakers began reviewing it
3/"Thursday morning. With some swing-vote senators expressing satisfaction after their initial reads of the report, the odds appear to be increasing for Kavanaugh’s confirmation to a lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court. So what comes next? In early September, even
2/"President Trump’s assault on truth — and would-be truthtellers — has hit a new low. It may not seem possible, considering that this is a president who has misled or lied to the public thousands of times. But consider what happened in a White House news briefing Wednesday
3/"afternoon. Then consider this week’s rushed and restricted FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. And, finally, consider the administration’s response to the New York Times’s groundbreaking investigation of Trump family finances that was published this
2/"...Kenneth G. Appold was a suitemate of Kavanaugh’s at the time of the alleged incident. He had previously spoken to The New Yorker about Ramirez on condition of anonymity, but he said that he is now willing to be identified because he believes that the F.B.I. must thoroughly
3/"investigate her allegation. Appold, who is the James Hastings Nichols Professor of Reformation History at Princeton Theological Seminary, said that he first heard about the alleged incident involving Kavanaugh and Ramirez either the night it occurred or a day or two later.
"It surprised me a lot to hear him say that he never blacked out...yeah, very drunk." - James Roach, one of Kavanaugh's college roommates, who was not interviewed by the FBI. #ThursdayThoughts#NoKavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh’s former college classmate Chad Ludington “unequivocally” says that Kavanaugh “has not told the truth” in denying the possibility that he blacked out from drinking: “I never saw him passed out but I saw him quite drunk” #Thursdaythoughts
Before I continue: In the first tweet, I spelled Jamie Roche's name incorrectly. It is, in fact, not "Roach". 🤣 Thank you, @chargrille, for the correction. ❤️ I blame not having my third cup of coffee yet.